The "UN" Dinner Party 2022

This year’s event, our 19th annual “The Dinner Party”, is once again a virtual performance.

We are thankful we can all still come together to celebrate International Women’s Day and mark the importance of our progress towards gender equality.

Women of Halton Action Movement (WHAM) has been proud to present this event since 2003. It provides funding for two important charities: SAVIS and CW4WAFGHAN

WHAM celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2021, having been actively advocating for women and gender equality at local, provincial and national levels since 1981.  Find out more about our history and what we do to today HERE.

Enjoy our program of speakers and music. And, please be sure to take a photo and share it with us on our social media channels (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram). We’d love to see you celebrate. 

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Speakers

 

Land Recognition

Jody Harbour

Urban Indigenous Woman and Entrepreneur

Co-Founder of Grandmother’s Voice

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Strong Woman Song

We are now presenting an Indigenous song which we feel is very powerful and moving. It is performed by Lisa Muswagon and Raven Hart-Bellecourt. The song is credited to the Anishnabe kwewag and the Zhoganosh kwewag who were in solitary confinement in the Prison for Women in Kingston in the 1970s. The song emerged among the inmates as a means of survival and as a way to support each other in the extremely difficult conditions they were in. We see it as a symbol of women’s empowerment.



An update from Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

Dr. Lauryn Oates, Executive Director



An update from SAVIS

Silvia Sasma, Executive Director

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An update from GASP

Co-Chairs

Carole Holmes & Lorraine Green

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Keynote Session

Ancilla Ho-Young

Halton Community Activist for
Equity & Diversity

 

Entertainment

The Oakville Choir for Children & Youth has been making music in Oakville for over 25 years. It has choral programs for more than 200 young people aged 4-24, and seven different choirs under their organizational umbrella. The “Raise Her Voice” choirs feature singers between 6 and 18, and nurture female empowerment through leadership development and deliberate musical programming choices. 

We will be hearing from the “Raise Her Voice – Chamber Choir”, directed by Dr. Charlene Pauls. Their performances have received international and national accolades, including a Gold Medal Win at the “World Choir Games” in Riga, Latvia, and First Place in the 2019 national CBC Amateur Choral Competition.

With each donation, we asked you to nominate a “Woman of Honour” to be recognized on this important day.

Take a moment to see all the wonderful women who inspire, motivate and encourage us. 

We hope you’ve enjoyed our virtual program.

If you haven’t already, please consider making a donation. Each donation is eligible for a tax receipt for the full amount we receive.

Our charities need our help now more than ever. 

Get social with The Dinner Party IWD

Don’t forget to share your photos with us as you safely celebrate International Women’s Day 2021. 

Thanks to our Sponsors & The Dinner Party 2022 Committee Members. 

Callie Archer
Karyn Byrne 
Donna Hall-Clark
Beth Higginson
Daniela Jansson 
Bev Lefrancois
Kathy Mason 
Linda Middaugh 
Shelagh Nuttall
Judy Rivard 
Beth Robertson
Mary Taylor
Barbara Wood (chair) 

See you next year!
Get involved:

If you or someone you know would like to help with The Dinner Party, or are interested in joining Women of Halton Action Movement, please email us:

whamhalton@gmail.com